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Tulsa Fires Athletic Director Over Gambling Probe
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Tulsa University has fired athletic director Ross Parmley, who was named in the federal investigation into an alleged bookie in Oklahoma City.
Tulsa President Steadman Upham announced Tuesday evening that he'd terminated Parmley, effective immediately.
Upham says Parmley told him in October 2011 that he was cooperating in an FBI investigation related to the gambling case, this when Parmley was still interim AD. He was formally named to the post in January.
Upham says Parmley assured him he hadn't gambled on sports beyond friendly golf games, but Upham says he learned late last month that Parmley "had not been truthful." The school put Parmley on administrative leave on Nov. 27.
Upham says the private university is cooperating with the NCAA
Parmley's attorney didn't immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
Posted: Tuesday, December 4 2012, 08:16 PM CST
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Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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